Huawei adds four new 2018 models to its Y series of smartphonesBy Staff Writer 10 May 2018 | Categories: news
With Huawei launching premium devices like the P20 Pro and Mate RS locally of late, one may be forgiven for thinking that the Chinese company exclusively deals with the high-end of the market. Aiming to ensure that's not the case, Huawei recently refreshed its Y series of entry-level devices, adding four new models to the mix - the Y3, Y5 Prime, Y6 and Y7.
Designed for a younger consumer, according to Huawei, we think that the cost-savvy out there will also be intrigued by the Y series. Starting with the Y3 which has an RRP of R999, the device sports Android Go and is viewed as option for those wanting to make the switch from feature phone to smartphone.
Moving onto the rest of the lineup, the Y5 Prime, Y6 and Y7 all sport similar specifications with a few subtle differences. Features available across all three devices include face unlocking and mini screen view, with the Y6 and Y7 sporting dual Bluetooth, split screen and game suite functionality. There also all running Android 8.0, with Huawei's EMUI layered on top of it.
In terms of recommended pricing, the Y5 Prime is listed at R1 999, Y6 at R2 499 and Y7 at R2 999. All the devices are expected to hit local retailers and carriers in coming weeks.
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